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Michael Rosen

By Michael Rosen I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I’ve been a freelance writer, teacher (of sorts), journalist, performer and broadcaster. I visit schools doing my one-man show, and support Arsenal Football Club.
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The Booker Prize

‘From the very beginning of what was originally called the Booker Prize there was just one criterion - the prize would be for “the best novel in the opinion of the judges”. The aim was to increase the reading of quality fiction and to attract “the intelligent general audience”.
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Nick Sharratt

“I was born on August 9th, 1962 in Bexleyheath, Greater London. I grew up in Suffolk, Nottinghamshire and Greater Manchester and I'm the oldest of four. My dad worked in breweries making beer and my mum was a teacher and then a social worker. I've loved drawing for as long as I can remember and my parents always gave me lots of encouragement as well as plenty of art materials and masses of drawing paper!
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Emily Gravett

From Emily Gravett’s website. Emily Gravett was born in Brighton, England, the second daughter of a printmaker and an art teacher. She left school at 16 and travelled the UK for eight years, living in a big green bus with her partner and their daughter.
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It's a tough time to be a kid.....

C. Pickhardt A kid who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they're scared of failing or disappointing others.
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10 Britain's Most Iconic Children's Book Illustrators

1.. Eric Hill (1927-2014) " Cartoons must be very simple and have as few words as possible, and so, too, must the 'Spot' books". - He was evacuated to the countryside during World War I. - He left school at 14 and  worked as an errand boy for an illustrator’s studio where he was encouraged to draw cartoons and comic strips. - His works have been widely praised for their contributions to child literacy. - His drawings are known for their simplistic and colourful cartoon-like qualities. - Best known for his puppy character named Spot. The loveable puppy introduces children to new experiences through friendship and play.
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Kids fight Plastic

The first man-made plastic was invented by Alexander Parkes who presented it at the 1862 Great International Exhibition in London. At present around 275 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated each year around the world; between 4.8 million and 12.7 million tonnes is thrown away into the sea.
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Learn to Draw

https://espabooks.com/30-arte Creative activities like drawing help families escape the monotony of isolation and everyday life. " I sometimes think there is nothing so delightful as drawing". Vincent Van Gogh. Hours of fun for children!!!! All they need is a piece of paper and a pencil to improve their skills as they learn basic principles and get some practice.
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Books for International Exams

Please visit our new section : EXAMS at https://espabooks.com/45-exams where you can find a large number of the most popular books to help students to prepare the main International External Exams : IGCSE, AS, A-Level and International Baccalaureate.
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Mr Men & Little Miss

Mr. Men and Little Miss Collection/Box Sets Endless hours of fun!!!! Each book in the original Mr. Men and Little Miss series introduces a different title character and his/her single dominant personality trait to impart a simple moral lesson. They are intended for very young readers.
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